Book Spotlight on Haven of Dante
It’s time to shed a light on a new deserving title. This time, it’s not exactly a children’s book, but it does have some fantastic pictures! Haven of Dante is a graphic novel by the very talented Leonardo Ramirez, illustrated by Davy Fisher, and is currently out for preorder at Amazon.
Haven of Dante is one of those stories, like Leonardo is known for, that doesn’t just entertain; it sheds a light on important issues that too many of our youth must face. Confronting these issues can often be uncomfortable and difficult, but that’s where a good story teller, weaving an exciting adventure, can really make a difference.
From the book’s description:
The Dante family line has been in the fires of an ancient war between humanity and the nine circles of hell for generations. As a self-proclaimed “Aristocracy” the circles have now set their sights on the one chosen to fight the raging war … Haven Irena Dante. But soon after the tragic death of her mother, Haven endures the vile theft of her innocence and disappears. No one has seen or heard from her in two years … until now.
Somehow she has been changed. And when all nine circles of hell conspire to recreate their realm on the surface, there is no one that can stop them. No one, that is, except Haven.
Steeped rich in history, Haven races at the speed of thought into the realms of action and adventure, with fantasy and horror, while seizing the places where pain can fuel staggering powers and generational wars are fought to the death.
About the Author:
Leonardo Ramirez is a husband, a father, a Karate instructor with a 3rd degree black belt, and a writer. His first graphic novel, Haven of Dante, is a supernatural Young Adult story centered on an ancient war between the Dante family and the nine circles of hell. Haven of Dante: The Staff of Moshe takes readers much deeper into the world of the family line with a prologue that begins with the plight of Dante Alighieri himself!
His follow up is a Children’s Steampunk book called The Jupiter Chronicles: The Secret of the Great Red Spot. It follows the adventure of two children as they are transported to the steam-powered cities of Jupiter, find their long-lost father, stop an attack from Mars, and witness the birth of Steampunk.
My heart and motive have always been for people who are hurting. These can be kids who have had to suffer through child abuse or neglect or an absent parent, which can be equally torturous, as was the case in The Jupiter Chronicles. It can also be young girls who have suffered an assault like Haven did in Haven of Dante. Young or old, it doesn’t matter. Those are the kids and adults I want to speak to, because I’ve been there.
It’s not just Science Fiction.
It’s Science Fiction for the Human Condition.
What others are saying:
Loss, assault, and deception in a mysterious story of compassion, empathy and endurance.” Stacey Aragon – Comics About Girls…by a Girl
Emotionally authentic and well thought-out. Ramirez has a genuine grasp of Haven in sharp contrast to most men who don’t know how to write women without embracing cliches. One of the best independently created titles that I’ve read in years! Nicholas Yanes, Ph.D. American Studies – SciFi Pulse
More From Leonardo Ramirez:
And House of Dante